53-3-505.5.  Behind-the-wheel training requirements.

(1)  Except as provided under Subsection (2), a driver education course under this part or Title 53G, Chapter 10, Part 5, Driver Education Classes, that is used to satisfy the driver training requirement under Section 53-3-204 shall require each student to complete at least six hours of behind-the-wheel driving a dual-control motor vehicle with a certified instructor seated in the front seat next to the student driver.

Terms Used In Utah Code 53-3-505.5

(a) teaches, conducts classes of, gives demonstrations to, or supervises practice of persons learning to drive motor vehicles, including motorcycles;
(b) prepares persons to take an examination for a license or learner permit; or
(c) supervises the work of any other instructor. See Utah Code 53-3-502
  • Motor vehicle: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-1a-102. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • (2)  Up to three hours of the behind-the-wheel driving may be substituted as follows:

    (a)  two hours of range driving on an approved driving range under Section 53G-10-502 equals one hour of the behind-the-wheel driving required under Subsection (1);

    (b)  two hours of driving simulation practice on a driving simulation device that is fully interactive as set forth in rules made under Section 53-3-505, equals one hour of the behind-the-wheel driving required under Subsection (1); and

    (c)  four hours of driving simulation practice on a driving simulation device that is not fully interactive as set forth in rules made under Section 53-3-505, equals one hour of the behind-the-wheel driving required under Subsection (1), with a maximum of one hour of the behind-the-wheel driving required under Subsection (1) that may be substituted under this Subsection (2)(c).

    (3)  The behind-the-wheel driving required under Subsection (1) shall include, if feasible, driving on interstate and other multilane highways.

    Amended by Chapter 415, 2018 General Session